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image SM (1) 56/9/13

Reference number

SM (1) 56/9/13

Purpose

Survey plan, April 1828

Aspect

1 Plan of the Bank Premises in the North Gate Street / Gloucester with plans of Ground Floor and of the One Pair Floor of bank building (to the west) together with block plans of six cottages at the rear (to the east) and, between, a block plan of Old Dwelling House

Scale

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Inscribed

as above, labelled St Johns Lane to the east (top of the sheet), ground floor plan of bank labelled: Wicket Gate (twice), Lobby, Bank, door, Entrance Passage, Agents Private / Room, Strong / Room, Back Office, Door (twice), Sash door, first floor: Roof of Rooms / a.b.c. and 22 ft / high / from / paving / in / y[ar]d. Ground at rear of bank labelled: Yard, 8.6 cellar, Old Dwelling House, Small Tenements, old wall is 8 ft high, 1, £11 pr Anum / occupied by a Cork Cutter / and Lodgers, 2, occupied by a Tailor / and Lodgers, £8 / A Widow & / Lodgers, 4, Labourers, 5, a Widow and / Lodgers / £8, Shoe Maker & / Lodgers / £11 and Paving of Passage, Section of Cottage, some dimensions given and (added) Small Tenements

Signed and dated

April 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia, blue and pink washes, partly pricked for transfer on stout wove paper with three fold marks (730 x 529)

Hand

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Notes

The measurement from the front on North Gate Street to the back facing St John's Lane is 158 feet. The width varies from 39 feet at the bank end to about 55 feet at the widest point. The banking area already existed so that there are business rooms on the ground floor and just two rooms on the first floor. The 'tenements', all with lodgers, stood about 31 feet high to the top of the gabled roof. Pink wash outlines new walls to courts and privies for some of the cottages.

Level

Drawing

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